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Python package & CLI tool that interfaces with the Wayback Machine API

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Installation

Using pip:

pip install waybackpy

Install directly from GitHub:

pip install git+https://github.com/akamhy/waybackpy.git

Supported Features

  • Archive webpage
  • Retrieve all archives of a webpage/domain
  • Retrieve archive close to a date or timestamp
  • Retrieve all archives which have a particular prefix
  • Get source code of the archive easily
  • CDX API support

Usage

As a Python package

>>> import waybackpy

>>> url = "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multivariable_calculus"
>>> user_agent = "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:40.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/40.0"

>>> wayback = waybackpy.Url(url, user_agent)

>>> archive = wayback.save()
>>> archive.archive_url
'https://web.archive.org/web/20210104173410/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multivariable_calculus'

>>> archive.timestamp
datetime.datetime(2021, 1, 4, 17, 35, 12, 691741)

>>> oldest_archive = wayback.oldest()
>>> oldest_archive.archive_url
'https://web.archive.org/web/20050422130129/http://en.wikipedia.org:80/wiki/Multivariable_calculus'

>>> archive_close_to_2010_feb = wayback.near(year=2010, month=2)
>>> archive_close_to_2010_feb.archive_url
'https://web.archive.org/web/20100215001541/http://en.wikipedia.org:80/wiki/Multivariable_calculus'

>>> wayback.newest().archive_url
'https://web.archive.org/web/20210104173410/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multivariable_calculus'

Full Python package documentation can be found at https://github.com/akamhy/waybackpy/wiki/Python-package-docs.

As a CLI tool

$ waybackpy --save --url "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media" --user_agent "my-unique-user-agent"
https://web.archive.org/web/20200719062108/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media

$ waybackpy --oldest --url "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanoid" --user_agent "my-unique-user-agent"
https://web.archive.org/web/20040415020811/http://en.wikipedia.org:80/wiki/Humanoid

$ waybackpy --newest --url "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_sensing" --user_agent "my-unique-user-agent"
https://web.archive.org/web/20201221130522/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_sensing

$ waybackpy --total --url "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel" --user_agent "my-unique-user-agent"
1904

$ waybackpy --known_urls --url akamhy.github.io --user_agent "my-unique-user-agent" --file
https://akamhy.github.io
https://akamhy.github.io/assets/js/scale.fix.js
https://akamhy.github.io/favicon.ico
https://akamhy.github.io/robots.txt
https://akamhy.github.io/waybackpy/

'akamhy.github.io-urls-iftor2.txt' saved in current working directory

Full CLI documentation can be found at https://github.com/akamhy/waybackpy/wiki/CLI-docs.

License

License: MIT

Released under the MIT License. See license for details.